Thomas´ music adventure began in his native New York City when, at age 12, he joined an acappella vocal group, performing at high school dances, concerts, and parties. Later, utilizing his considerable guitar abilities to back his own solo vocals, he sat in with touring R&B bands at New York´s Wagon Wheel and also the Peppermint Lounge. Soon after, at age 18, he signed his first record deal, releasing two singles on Scepter Records.
At 19, Thomas appeared on the coffee house circuit, first in New York´s Greenwich Village, and then throughout Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon, and California. Soon after, he toured the country with vocalist Lynn Kellogg, playing rhythm guitar.
In 1971, Thomas´ first album, "A Picture," was released by Sire Records. The record garnered enough sufficient critical attention in the music world to open some new doors, and Thomas soon began opening across the country for acts like Cannonball Adderly, Livingston Taylor, the Marc Almond Band, and Weather Report.
In 1972, Thomas was invited to improvise vocals on the Cannonball Adderly Quintet song "Behold," which appeared on their "Soul of the Bible" album and also featured Nat Adderly, Aierto, and George Duke. Following that effort, Thomas did improvisational singing with the quintet at the Troubadour and Lighthouse clubs in Southern California.
Subsequent European travels saw Thomas team up with vocalist Carole Cook, performing throughout England and Denmark. Returning to the US in 1974, the duo decided to marry and settle in Malibu, California, where they wrote, recorded, and performed together, often singing back-up vocals for other artists. From 1977 to 1978 they were staff songwriters for ABC Music in LA.
The couple´s relationship ended in 1979, but, that same year, Thomas formed the Santa Monica Bay Band with a group of topnotch LA area studio and live players. Despite their talent and local appeal, however, the band failed to win a studio contract. In 1983, discouraged over the LA "rat-race" and needing new inspiration, Thomas moved to the Hawaiian Islands. It is there where he developed his new blend of music you hear on "The Island" and "Coconut Culture".
Thomas, now a favorite island performer, has appeared at numerous concerts, fundraisers, and private functions throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Thomas´ music, described by the artist himself as a modern amalgam of jazz, blues, R&B, and Latin, first gained attention in Hawaii when the well-known Beamer Brothers recorded his song "You Take my Breath Away" on their "Island Nights" album. The spotlight focused on his talents once again when Brian Kessler, now living in Oahu, wrote and produced the award-winning "Local Motion" jingles using Thomas as his lead singer.